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Tempus has a market cap of approximately $23.3 million and shares last traded at 33 cents, having risen from 20 cents since the market close on June 19.
Diamond drilling progress in Canada
Tempus is encouraged by the steady progress of diamond drilling at Blackdome-Elizabeth Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada.
The company has drilled 11 holes for a total of 2,165 metres, mainly focusing on the Giant Vein, No 17 Vein and the Redbird Vein.
Geological logging indicates that in all the holes drilled so far, the alteration zones and veins have been intersected and the area is expected to host mineralisation.
Drilling in these areas is focused on verifying and expanding upon the known gold and silver mineralisation within the 350 square kilometre licence area that remains relatively unexplored.